Jewish families celebrate Passover in the spring with a Seder dinner, stories and reading the Haggadah. Kids of all faiths can understand the holiday with these books, written with kids in mind.
Lotsa Matzah, by Tilda Balsley
Best for ages: 0-4 years
Told in rhyming couplets that are best for toddlers, Lotsa Matzah provides a wonderful introduction to why we celebrate Passover. The beautifully illustrated story covers all of the important bases for kids—from eating Matzoh to how Jewish families mark the occasion together.
It’s Passover, Grover!, by Jodie Shepherd
Best for ages: 2-5 years
Grover prepares for Passover on Sesame Street. Toddlers will love seeing their Sesame Street pals celebrating with a Seder together and the book comes with a game, stickers and a poster.
The Littlest Levine, by Sandy Lanton
Best for ages: 4-7 years
Hannah Levine is the youngest in her family and is always last to do everything. But in the weeks leading up to Passover, Hannah gets to spend quality time with her grandpa to practice reading the four questions for the Passover Seder—the most important job of all!
The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah, by Leslie Kimmelman
Best for ages: 4-8 years
A fun, Jewish spin on the traditional Little Red Hen book, this story takes young readers through the process of planting wheat seeds, harvesting and milling wheat, and making the flour into matzah. The end of the book contains a short glossary of terms related to Passover.
The Kveller Haggadah: A Seder for Curious Kids (and their Grownups), by Elissa Strauss & Gabrielle Birkner
Best for ages: 8-12
Let kids in on the adventure of Passover. Reading the Haggadah from the perspective of a child helps both kids and grownups understand the story. Kids are encouraged to ask questions (not just the big four) so they understand the meal better.
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